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Trevor N

First light 200mm newt M81 , M82

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Taken through a 200mm SW newt. 15 x 3 min subs with a 1000D dslr. No filters or flats but a few tweaks in CS2, Regards , Trevor

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Great Image Trevor, great focus, great tracking and amazing for a first light.

Jordan

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You are having a good time with that combo Trevor.

This is a great Image too.

Have you had the 1000D modded?

Ron.:)

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Thanks to all for the comments. Have thought about modding the camera but never had the courage . Perhaps one day. I seem to get a slightly blue cast from the unmodded CCD. Is this normal ? Trevor

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Awesome, I am amazed at how this came out for just 45 mins, especially with an unmodded camera! I would like to see what you could do with several hours and a modded camera!

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About the blue...do you use any filters?

If you use DSS, there is an option to use "RGB BAckground Calibration"

That should help you start with a nicely balanced image.

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Thanks Arran , No filters used but I'll try the RGB option in DS Stacker, Regards , Trevor

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Thanks for the comments. I used an orion starshoot autoguider on a skywatcher HEQ5 mount. The scope is a standard skywatcher 200mm newt at f5. Regards , Trevor

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Great image. Your scope sounds alot like mine. I've been waiting for a good night to try them, thanks for the inspiration....:)

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That's come out really well, looks like much longer than 45mins. I'm guessing you've not got much light pollution looking at how well M81's arms have come out.

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